Girl, 12, raped by teen brother gives birth after suffering stomach pains

A 12-year-old girl who was rushed to hospital with stomach pains horrifically gave birth to her brother's baby a short time later, a court has heard.

The girl was just 11 when she was raped by her 14-year-old brother in the family home.

Swansea Crown Court heard the siblings grew up in a "dysfunctional" household where parents exercised little control.

It was also said that the parents created a culture of "secrecy and lies" and where there were "blurred sexual boundaries", WalesOnline reports.

The teenage father, who is now 16, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape when he appeared in the dock for sentencing.

Georgina Buckley, prosecuting, said the crime came to light when the girl was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning suffering with severe stomach pains.

She gave birth in the hospital a couple of hours after arriving.

The court heard a midwife carefully asked the girl whether she had had sex and the youngster replied that she didn't know.

When asked if she had consented she said she thought so but wasn't sure.

Miss Buckley said it wasn't clear whether the girl realised she was pregnant or not.

The girl's teenage brother told authorities that he and his sibling had been "wrestling" downstairs on one occasion before going to wrestle on the bed upstairs where it was more comfortable.

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He said they had begun kissing before each removing their own clothes and having sex.

The prosecutor said there were no suggestions that any coercion or threats had been involved in the incident.

Dean Pulling, for the teenage defendant, said the background to the offending were the "difficult and dysfunctional circumstances" of the family unit where the mother and father created a culture of "secrecy and lies".

He said it was clear from the numerous reports before the court that the children had been subjected to a "dysfunctional, neglectful, and potentially abusive upbringing" where there was little in the way of parental control or guidance and there were "blurred sexual boundaries".

The barrister said the defendant had been routinely exposed to pornography in the family home from the age of 10.

Mr Pulling said: "Children are the products of their upbringing and the environment they are exposed to."

In a impact statement which was read to court the girl said she didn't want to go home any more and just wanted to live the normal life of a girl her age and wanted her baby to have the best life.

The court heard the defendant is now living with foster parents, is responding well to their positive influence, and is remorseful.

Judge Christopher Vosper QC made the teenager the subject of a two-year youth referral order with a supervision requirement and an activity requirement. The defendant will be a registered sex offender for 30 months.

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